Constraints Faced by Agripreneurs of U. S. Nagar District of Uttarakhand

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Sandeep Kaur
V. L. V. Kameswari

Abstract

Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. In this changing World scenario, agriculture is taking a new shape and expanding its scope beyond the limits of mere crop cultivation and animal husbandry for livelihood of rural population. Activities like diversification, value addition, precision farming, high tech agriculture, agripreneurship, global marketing, organic farming, etc. are gradually getting due attention of people involved in redefining agriculture. Agripreneurship is a strategy that can lead to economic self-sufficiency of rural people. Agripreneurship can generate employment opportunities in the primary sector, reduce migration to urban areas and can help in making villages self sufficient. Despite of several efforts to promote entrepreneurship in rural areas, rural agripreneurs are very few in number because even though agripreneurs start entrepreneurial venture assuming high risk, they soon give up due to various constraints. So, a study was conducted on agripreneurs of Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand using case study method to identify various constraints faced by rural agripreneurs. It was found that majority of agripreneurs faced technical constraints while establishing or running the enterprise followed by marketing constraints. Other than these constraints, there were psychological constraints, socio- cultural constraints, information related constraints, financial constraints, administrative constraints and managerial constraints which were faced by the agripreneurs in running the enterprise smoothly. The agripreneurs should be provided with the trainings to overcome these constraints being faced by them.

Keywords:
Agriculture, agripreneurship, entrepreneurs, agripreneurs, constraints

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Kaur, S., & Kameswari, V. L. V. (2020). Constraints Faced by Agripreneurs of U. S. Nagar District of Uttarakhand. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 38(6), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2020/v38i630357
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Original Research Article

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